My work day just ended. It is after 7:00 in the evening, and my work began before 7:00 this morning, with a short break for lunch. I am now working from home every day, as our university system is rapidly closing campuses to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are largely self-isolating, as my mother … More The risks are real – and not just what you think!
This week we received a call that we knew would come, eventually. Ricky, the mustang I adopted as a yearling and gave to my mother for her fiftieth birthday, had died in his pasture. Ricky would have turned thirty later this year. In his nearly three decades on this earth, Ricky touched a lot of … More Memory of a Mustang
I am about to become a supervisor again, after five years of being responsible for my work only. In fact, I spent today interviewing candidates for one of the positions on my new team. This change in role and responsibility has me thinking about leadership again. How do I get the people who have been … More Establishing leadership
Indulge me in a moment of ranting, if you will. I’m frequently “treated” to video clips posted on Facebook, usually by friends of friends, that are prime examples of all that is wrong with equestrian sport today. There was the mare, newly under saddle, clattering around the arena in an unbalanced canter while her head was firmly … More Passage … at 4?!
I have been reading a lot of calls from Eventing and Dressage competitors for the need to get more money into these sports. I understand the desire – horses are expensive, and International transport and competition even more expensive. But, as you get more money into a sport, the competitors become commodities – just ask … More When Horses Become Commodities